The Queen has released an official statement regarding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family. In a press release on Jan. 13, the Queen stated that she had a discussion with her grandson and she is "entirely supportive Harry and Meghan's desire to create a new life as a young family."
She went on to admit that she would have preferred they remain in their given posts but respects the choice they are making. The Queen also says that there will be a transition period while they become financially independent (i.e. not reliant on British taxpayers) and will split their time between the U.K. and Canada.
Read the full statement here:
Since the news broke on Wednesday, there have been plenty of reports about what this means for the royal family namely, what Markle may do with her new freedom. Will she get a deal with Disney? Return to acting? Or even become a fashion mogul? Now that tensions within the family seem to be ironing out, it's only a matter of time until we find out.